bas-it studentSoftware Engineering (formerly IT: Application Development)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Engineering (BAS-SE) has been designed to ensure graduates have a strong technical foundation in application and software development.

Program Details 

The BAS-SE program is an additional two years of full-time study beyond a two-year associate degree. This program was formerly known as Information Technology: App Development.

  • Six quarters of classes
  • Three classes (15 credits) per quarter
  • No summer classes

Graduates are prepared to work as application developers to create wide ranges of applications for the software industry.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online Centralia College application. Note: After you submit your online application, Enrollment Services will email you additional instructions for completing your admissions packet.
  2. Activate your ctcLink student account.

2024 BAS Admission & Notification Dates

If you apply by: Centralia College will send notification by:
April 1 April 19
May 1 May 17
June 1 June 17

Minimum Admission Requirements

Admission into the BAS-SE program is merit-based. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of amiable enrollment spaces. In order to be placed into the admissions pool, applicants must complete or submit the following:

  • Completion of the BAS application materials
  • Proof of an earned associate or higher degree or 90 college-level credits (junior standing) from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Proof of completing 10 or more lower division credits in programming languages with a minimum 2.0 grade in each course


General Education Degree Required Courses

The following courses must be completed prior to earning a bachelor's degree. These courses can be included in the two year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s program in addition to the required courses. Students who have completed the requirements at the time of application will receive preferred entrance consideration.

  • 10 credits of Communication
  • 5 credits of Social Science
  • 5 credits of Natural Science w/lab
  • 5 credits of any distribution elective


The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate.

For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees - Bachelor of Applied Science.

The cost of room and board would be additional.

Financial Aid

For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid.


Students can apply for scholarships online from Dec. 1-March 1. Visit the scholarships page for information and a link to the online application.

BAS-SE Education Plan

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Emphasis: Software Engineering
Credits: 90

Junior Year  
Fall Quarter
  • CMST 330 Prof & Org Communication **  * - 5 credits
  • I T 301 App Dev Fundamentals - 5 credits
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats ** - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • I T 310 Adv Web Applications - 5 credits
  • I T 330 Software Engineering I - 5 credits
  • I T 350 Advanced Databases - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • HUM 315 Ethics ** * - 5 credits
  • I T 340 Software Engineering II - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits

Notes - * Course has a prerequisite. **Must meet GURs (General University Requirements/Distribution Requirements) as listed under the Associate in Arts Degree (DTA).

Senior Year  
Fall Quarter
  • I T 415 Data Structures & Algorithms - 5 credits
  • I T 420 Business Intelligence App 5 - 5 credits
  • MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics ** * - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • I T 410 Adv. Data Access Techniques - 5 credits
  • I T 435 Current Topics in Computing - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • I T 430 Info Security for Developers - 5 credits
  • I T 440 Internship 1 OR I T 460 BAS-IT: AD Capstone - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits

Notes - * Course has a prerequisite. **Must meet GURs (General University Requirements/Distribution Requirements) as listed under the Associate in Arts Degree (DTA). 


For Questions about the Program

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Kelly Worthey
Director of Enrollment Services
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